Placitas' Destination BistroIf you have tired of green chili cuisine, what better alternative than a lovely bistro meal of steak frites featuring New Mexico beef? Amazing! A charming Southwestern bistro tucked into Placitas's strip mall. Easy to miss off I-25, but a huge mistake to do so.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome placeThe food and service was outstanding...plan to return soon.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a corner restaurantThis is a corner restaurant at the Merc plaza in Placitas, NM. Placitas is 10 miles or so north of Albuquerque, so you either have to live in or near Placitas or want to drive for this experience. Blades is small inside, but also has several outdoor patio tables if the weather is nice. Food is amazingly good, large wine list but small beer list. It's also not cheap, but worth the price for a special night out.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMKevin sure knows how to cook!Kevin sure knows how to cook! It's wonderful to have such a great restaurant so close to home.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this place just aWe love this place just a short drive out of Albuquerque. Feels like a mini vacation. My husband is crazy about the mussels and there are always beautiful specials. Great wine selections as well as a full bar.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful - as usual. WeWonderful - as usual. We are so happy to have this delicious restaurant in Placitas. The friendliness and service are as excellent as the food.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA delicious restaurant inA delicious restaurant in beautiful Placitas. The staff is so friendly and welcoming and we love eating at Blades.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant never failsThis restaurant never fails to deliver. The paella and sole dishes this time were over the top excellent. Other favorites are the bistro chicken, roma pasta, salmon, and steak frites. We have gone there ever since it opened and have never been disappointed. Half-price wine night on Wednesday is a great deal, too.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!Fabulous food! Wednesday nights 1/2 price on bottles of wine.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food. Bit noisyFantastic food.
Bit noisy if you sit in the middle of the room.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemVery friendly staff. Great food. Outdoor patio with flowers planted by owner. We've already been back for a 2nd visit as we like it so much.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal since I can remember.Best meal since I can remember. Each of the three of us had different things and we all loved everything!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMone of our favorites! consistentlyone of our favorites! consistently creative,delicious and great atmosophere! we love it...3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was fresh and well-prepaEverything was fresh and well-prepared and presented nicely. After a few visits where we thought the food prep and presentation were below their normal high standards, we were happy to see the return to excellence. We are very lucky to have this neighborhood gem!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis has become our neighborhoodThis has become our neighborhood hot spot. Terrific food,service and gathering3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoy this place, andAlways enjoy this place, and it's a nice drive out there, too.12/29/2012 12:00:00 AM